NTHEN Homeschool Conference Brings Families Together to Learn, Grow, and Network

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Homeschoolers in TX, OK, LA, AR, MS and NM will convene in Waxahachie, TX in July for the 17th annual Homeschool Conference. Several thousand students and parents will attend the annual event, hosted by the North Texas Home Educators’ Network.

Source: North Texas Home Educators' Network; homeschool children at play

This conference provides a time for parents and students to come together to learn about the latest educational tools, products, and services customized for homeschoolers.

The North Texas Home Educators' Network (NTHEN) has announced the dates and a new location for the 2012 Summer Homeschool Conference and Bookfair. The 17th annual event will be July 27-28 at the Waxahachie Convention Center in Waxahachie, Texas.

The annual homeschool event attracts families from all over Texas, as well as from Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and New Mexico. Past conference attendance has ranged from 1,800 to 3,000 current and prospective homeschooling parents and students.

This year's event will include more than 35 workshops and teaching sessions, approximately 75 exhibitors and a fun and engaging children's program for youngsters aged two to 12. Attendees can purchase books, multimedia, curriculum, supplies, and services for all subjects, ranging from art to English, math to science, and history to foreign languages.

"Texas is home to nearly 200,000 homeschoolers," said Stephen Lunsford, president of NTHEN. "This conference provides a time for parents and students to come together to learn about the latest educational tools, products, and services customized for homeschoolers. It also offers an abundance of opportunities for networking and fellowship with other homeschool families."

The conference will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28, at the Waxahachie Convention Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane, in Waxahachie, which is about 25 miles south of downtown Dallas.

“Early-Bird” pre-registration fees of $12 per adult, $10 per students age 13-17 and $8 per child age 3-12 are available until July 20 and are significantly reduced from at-the-door registration fees. The children's program, which includes the registration fee, is $45 for the entire two day event or $25 for a one day attendance. Children two years old and under are free. The registration fee includes entrance to all speaking sessions, exhibitor workshops, and full access to the exhibit hall. Onsite registration will be available all day for both days of the conference.

NTHEN’s annual Used Book Sale will be held prior to the conference on Thursday, July 26, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Full conference information is available online at http://www.nthen.org or by calling 972-772-0082.

About the North Texas Home Educators’ Network
NTHEN is the largest regional homeschool organization in Texas serving individual homeschooling families and local support group organizations in more than 75 counties and from more than 225 support groups throughout north, northeast and north central Texas. NTHEN provides consultations and leadership training for homeschool parents and support group leaders. It also hosts conferences, graduation and commencement ceremonies, special events, seminars and retreats. Learn more at http://www.nthen.org, or by calling 972-772-0082.
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